55m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A good 1st pitch is spoilt by the grotty finish to the 2nd one.
1) 4c, 20m. Swarm up onto the flake containing the large tree. Continue up and left, mantelshelf into the cracks then up these to reach a small but good stance below the notch in the roof.
2) 4c, 35m. Climb the chimney and groove above then traverse off right over grass and grot to a finish up Babylon's top groove. © Rockfax

FA. Steve Read, Hank Harrison 1959

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Peak Rock/7/8/Biven-Peck Partnership/1950's a Developing Decade

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
althesin 18 Aug Lead O/S
with Laurence
with Laurence
PhillS 16 May Lead O/S Lead in one pitch, finished up as Sycamore Flake Direct.
with Graham C
Lead in one pitch, finished up as Sycamore Flake Direct.
with Graham C
Johnnfranklin 20 Apr 2nd β
Hidden 20 Apr Lead O/S
ninjawil 25 Sep, 2018 AltLd O/S Pitch 1
with Ade
Pitch 1
with Ade
Wayne S 5 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S HVS 5a in Peak Limstone South, it’s certainly hard for VS, not sure climbing is quite 5a. First pitch is very good, albeit in a pretty burley kinda way. First 4 meters of pitch 2 is also on rock, thereafter expect vertical gardening on loose choss, finished by an indescribable finish in the chimney of Babylon. Once finished smile and vow never again! 100% full on experience!
HVS 5a in Peak Limstone South, it’s certainly hard for VS, not sure climbing is quite 5a. First pitch is very good, albeit in a pretty burley kinda way. First 4 meters of pitch 2 is also on rock, thereafter expect vertical gardening on loose choss, finished by an indescribable finish in the chimney of Babylon. Once finished smile and vow never again! 100% full on experience!
Hidden 27 Jun, 2018 AltLd
Hidden 27 Jun, 2018 AltLd
Hidden 15 Jun, 2018 Lead
Dale ?May, 2017 AltLd O/S EPIC. John didn't like the look of top pitch so I lead it. Loose and scary, traversed off left ended up climbing vertical ivy. Then couldn't here John so tied him off on a tree so I could communicate to no luck. A women ended up running up and phoning her friend to communicate. At this point police and mountain rescue had been phoned. Luckily they never turned up we got down safe.
with john
EPIC. John didn't like the look of top pitch so I lead it. Loose and scary, traversed off left ended up climbing vertical ivy. Then couldn't here John so tied him off on a tree so I could communicate to no luck. A women ended up running up and phoning her friend to communicate. At this point police and mountain rescue had been phoned. Luckily they never turned up we got down safe.
with john
olddirtydoggy 26 Jun, 2016 Lead Messy, vegetated and rubbish on the second pitch. Do yourself a favour and climb something else.
Messy, vegetated and rubbish on the second pitch. Do yourself a favour and climb something else.
jayray 5 Sep, 2015 Lead
DannyH001 3 Sep, 2014 2nd
GermanAlex 14 Aug, 2014 Lead dnf 1 pitch. Had a bit of an epic. Very vegetated, started raining quite heavily half way up, slipped on wet holds passing the prow. As to be expected rope drag got ridiculous, dragged myself along the traverse to reach a tree about 3m away from the top. Everything was dripping wet and slippery as, made a belay on the tree and some ornamental pieces of gear, lowered second down and abbed off the apparently solid tree. Would not recommend; certainly the worst VS I've done here so far.
with Arno
1 pitch. Had a bit of an epic. Very vegetated, started raining quite heavily half way up, slipped on wet holds passing the prow. As to be expected rope drag got ridiculous, dragged myself along the traverse to reach a tree about 3m away from the top. Everything was dripping wet and slippery as, made a belay on the tree and some ornamental pieces of gear, lowered second down and abbed off the apparently solid tree. Would not recommend; certainly the worst VS I've done here so far.
with Arno
davidalcock 18 Jun, 2014 AltLd 2nd pitch. Thoughtful choss.
2nd pitch. Thoughtful choss.
mapperley samurai 18 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S Lead P1. Wouldn't describe it as clasic. The top is like the hanging gardens..
Lead P1. Wouldn't describe it as clasic. The top is like the hanging gardens..
Hidden 10 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
ejected ??, 2013 -
Alex.M-M. 19 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S P1: Green and damp. Some interesting climbing. P2/3: Good climbing esp. start of P2, some loose rock. Top involved holding onto ivy to finish. Good route (poss. spicy for a VS leader) could do with more traffic/a clean up.
P1: Green and damp. Some interesting climbing. P2/3: Good climbing esp. start of P2, some loose rock. Top involved holding onto ivy to finish. Good route (poss. spicy for a VS leader) could do with more traffic/a clean up.
masa-alpin 5 Aug, 2010 2nd β Finished direct. Good and sustained route.
with Brian Q
Finished direct. Good and sustained route.
with Brian Q
five 11 Jul, 2010 AltLd
with AV
with AV
Hidden 17 Jun, 2010 2nd
Hidden 16 Jun, 2010 AltLd O/S
Pilch 15 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S lead in one long pitch and continued up the groove, rather than traverse of right -this was more exciting than i expected and hard for 4c
with Ed
lead in one long pitch and continued up the groove, rather than traverse of right -this was more exciting than i expected and hard for 4c
with Ed
Adam1973 11 Jul, 2009 AltLd O/S
with sonar
with sonar
hamish2016 16 Feb, 2009 Lead O/S
with Ramsay Dunn
with Ramsay Dunn
joese7en ??, 2009 Lead O/S
daveagriff ??, 2008 Lead
AntiGrav ??, 2008 Lead
sparkass ?Nov, 2007 Lead O/S Pleasant up until the choss. Just abseil from the treadthrough and ignore the top.
with Jen Randall
Pleasant up until the choss. Just abseil from the treadthrough and ignore the top.
with Jen Randall
Sankey 1 Sep, 2007 2nd O/S To be strictly correct, I lead the horrible vegetated top out, nice one Tom!
with Tom
To be strictly correct, I lead the horrible vegetated top out, nice one Tom!
with Tom
Hidden 5 Jul, 2006 Lead
Alfredo ?Jun, 2006 Lead
Hidden 16 Jul, 2003 Lead O/S
Dave Mason ??, 2003 Lead O/S
with Trev Tatler
with Trev Tatler
cem 12 Aug, 2000 2nd
with GrahamD
with GrahamD
philb ?Aug, 2000 2nd
philb ?Aug, 2000 2nd
jimbonfire ??, 2000 Lead
Andy Edgar ??, 2000 -
Iain Thow 23 May, 1999 Lead
with Dave Bradshaw
with Dave Bradshaw
Roget ??, 1998 2nd O/S
with jim
with jim
Hidden 2 Aug, 1997 AltLd
Hidden 23 Oct, 1996 AltLd
Chris Murray ?Jun, 1996 AltLd Led 1st pitch
with Richard Bower
Led 1st pitch
with Richard Bower
Tim Bateman 16 Jul, 1995 AltLd
Hidden 18 Jun, 1994 AltLd
roncaves 24 Jul, 1993 Lead
malc 31 Aug, 1992 AltLd
Roget 12 Jul, 1992 Solo rpt
steveb2006 20 May, 1992 Lead
with Brian Hamilton
with Brian Hamilton
marcoleptic ??, 1992 Lead O/S
with Moley
with Moley
Martin Bennett 12 May, 1991 -
with MT
with MT
charlesmfrench 10 May, 1991 Lead O/S
with Jonathan Wickens, Jez
with Jonathan Wickens, Jez
Alan Scowcroft 14 Oct, 1990 AltLd O/S
steveb2006 23 Jun, 1990 Solo Fail on Gethsemene Grooves after - loose rock then it begins to rain
Fail on Gethsemene Grooves after - loose rock then it begins to rain
Nick Rundall ??, 1990 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 1990 AltLd
ajtay ??, 1990 -
Hidden ?Aug, 1987 AltLd
Hidden 1 Jun, 1986 Lead O/S
Ian Clare ??, 1984 -
steveb2006 21 Apr, 1983 Lead
with Mick Brown
with Mick Brown
John Brayshaw 1 Sep, 1982 AltLd O/S
with Alfreton MC
with Alfreton MC
Ken Taylor 20 Feb, 1982 Lead
Hidden ??, 1981 Lead O/S
Ian Clare ??, 1981 -
Mike C 5 Oct, 1980 AltLd
Brian Wilderspin 5 Oct, 1980 AltLd
with Mike C
with Mike C
babymoac 30 May, 1980 2nd
with MTW
with MTW
duncan ?Oct, 1978 2nd
Andy Nicholson ?Jul, 1978 Lead O/S
tapley 23 Jul, 1977 Lead
with Alison Tapley
with Alison Tapley
Nigel Bond 24 Jul, 1976 Lead
with Andy Brown
with Andy Brown
Rog Wilko ?Jul, 1976 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden 11 May, 1976 Lead
Mike Owen ?Nov, 1975 AltLd O/S
with John Roberts
with John Roberts
Hidden 26 Oct, 1975 AltLd
Rick51 7 Dec, 1974 AltLd
RichardMc 12 May, 1974 Lead
with Ken Salter
with Ken Salter
Andy Say ??, 1974 Lead O/S
mikej 22 Jul, 1973 Lead
with E C/W
with E C/W
rogerskews ??, 1973 AltLd
with CMC Members
with CMC Members
clanger ??, 1972 -
Dave Musgrove 5 Oct, 1969 -
Dave Musgrove 11 Mar, 1969 Lead
Hidden ??, 1969 Lead
Seymore Butt ??, 1968 -
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